5 of the most interesting revolutionary sites Havana

Plaza de la Revolución

Paseo y Boyeros
Vedado

This esplanade has experienced every detailed step of the Revolution, starting with the literacy campaign and ending with the farewell ceremony dedicated to Che Guevara. It is also here that Fidel Castro held many of his (very long) speeches. On the façade of the Ministry of the Interior you can see a gigantic representation of Che, looking at the Revolution forever.

Museo de la Revolución and Granma Memorial

Refugio no 1

entre Monserrate y Zulueta
Habana Vieja
+53 7862 4093

The rooms and area of this museum provide a vast and detailed panorama of the struggles of the Cuban people to achieve its complete sovereignty. In front of the building the visitor will be able to admire the tank used by Fidel Castro during the Bay of Pigs invasion as well as the Granma yacht in the space behind the museum. The Granma yacht transported Castro and his 82 men including Che Guevara, from Mexico to Cuba in 1956. A real treasure is el Salón de los Espejos, designed to resemble to a Palace de Versailles-room.

Museo de la Revolución - photo © Roel Hendrickx
Museo de la Revolución - photo © Roel Hendrickx

Centro de Estudios

Calle 47 no 772

entre Conill y Tulipan
Plaza de la Revolución
Vedado
+53 7881 4113
www.ecured.cu

The initiative for this centro de estudios was taken after a discussion between Aleida March, Che’s second wife and Fidel Castro. This institution is based in Che's former home where he lived from 1962 until he left for Africa. The center is tasked with the study, the knowledge and distribution of the ideas of Che Guevara. It also offers visitors an insight into his life and work.

Museo de comandancia del Che

Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña
Carretera del Cristo
Casablanca

Che Guevara worked in one of the buildings of la Cabaña from 3 January 1959 on. Today you can see a mock-up of his office and documentation about the time he spent there. Che fans will also be happy to take a closer look at a number of cult objects, such as Che’s camera, backpack and binoculars. A map of the world charts Che’s motor travels in Latin America as well as his official visits to Asia.

Museo Casa Natal Camilo Cienfuegos

Pocito no 228
esq Lawton
Diez de Octubre

Camilo Cienfuegos was born here on 6 February 1932. There are five small rooms you can visit. Explore his life, from his childhood until the last ten months of his life, through manuscripts, images and personal belongings of the commandant and his family. His sombrero can be found in the fifth room.